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Hackers operated Twitter accounts of Rahul Gandhi, Congress party from five countries: Delhi Police

Delhi police Cyber Cell on Wednesday received reply from Twitter on IP address used by suspects who hacked Rahul Gandhi's Twitter handle.


Hackers operated Twitter accounts of Rahul Gandhi, Congress party from five countries: Delhi Police
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Delhi: Delhi police Cyber Cell on Wednesday received reply from Twitter on IP address used by suspects who hacked Rahul Gandhi and Congress' Twitter handle saying that it was operated from five countries.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Cyber Crime) Anyesh Roy told IANS, "The countries identified are Sweden, Romania, the US, Canada and Thailand. The Delhi Police Cyber Cell received information on a mail from Twitter about the IP addresses used by the suspects. We have tracked some of the IP addresses and are trying to trace the suspects who used them. We are verifying them online and through other methods."

On November 30, Congress vice president's official Twitter account was hacked and some expletives-laden tweets were posted.

After the hacking, Congress had raised questions on the digital safety of all Indians.

Gandhi's account was hacked around 8.45 pm and some messages with profanities were put out, but these were deleted soon thereafter.

The name of the verified Twitter handle - @OfficeOfRG - was also changed.

The next day, Delhi Police had lodged two FIRs in connection with the hacking of the two twitter accounts and had sought log details from the micro-blogging site and also the Congress server to identify the culprits.

"A case has been registered by the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) under Section 66 of the IT Act. Twitter has been asked to provide details of log of the account for investigation purpose," Dependra Pathak, Delhi Police spokesman and Joint Commissioner (Southwest) had said, as per PTI.

A similar FIR was registered by the EOW in connection with the hacking of Congress' website.

Reacting to the hacking, Rahul had tweeted - "To every one of you haters out there. I love all of you. You're beautiful. Your hatred just doesn't let you see it yet."

Congress had later tweeted, "Hello everyone! We are back. The tweets in the morning lacked wit, evidently. Anyway, Mr Modi, back to people's questions, care to answer?" 

(With Agency inputs)
 

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